Hello and welcome again to immigration news and views. My name is David Hoffman, and I'm one of the managing attorneys at the NPZ Law Group. I'm here to share some additional information with you regarding my recent visit to the US consulate offices in India, specifically in Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi. Before we dive into that, I want to remind you that the NPZ Law Group is a full-service immigration law firm with offices in northern New Jersey (Ridgewood) and midtown Manhattan. We also have affiliated offices in Bandra, Mumbai, India, as well as Montreal and Toronto. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our viewers a very happy holiday and a prosperous New Year in 2014. I hope that this year brings you all health, happiness, and success. Now, let's talk about the discussions we had with the US consulate officers in Mumbai, Chennai, and New Delhi. One issue that came up repeatedly during our working group meetings was the problem of administrative processing or 221G holds placed on cases. We expressed our concern to the officers about these holds and our confusion regarding their duration and reasoning. On a daily basis, we receive inquiries from clients and potential clients who have questions about administrative holds. Six months ago, during our visit to the US consulates in India, my law partner, Michael Polanyi, and I suggested to the consular officers that they should consider redrafting forms and providing more detailed information about the reason for the denial under 221G. We suggested that they include information about security checks, the need for more information, or any necessary investigations. By understanding the specific reason for the 221G hold, we would be able to guide our clients better, estimate the time it might take, and...
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